Class 6 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Class 6
Teacher: Mrs Grealis
The Way, the Truth and the Life
The children will know about the Kingdom of God and reflect on its meaning for us. They will understand that everyone is invited into the Kingdom of God and consider ways to share this Good news. The children will understand the words and actions necessary to show our commitment to the Kingdom and reflect on how we live up to this commitment. They will understand the variety of responses to the Kingdom and reflect on their responses. The children will know that jesus has compassion on all who suffer and think of ways in which we can show compassion. They will know about people who helped to spread the Kingdom of God and reflect on what we can learn from them.
Our text this half term is Star of fear, Star of Hope, a historic, flashback narrative set in World War II focusing on the experiences of two young children in Europe. The children will use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely, recognise the difference between passive and active voice and link ideas across paragraphs using a wider range of cohesive devices. Using the rules of direct speech, the children will integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action, learn how to use a colon to introduce a list and punctuate bullet points consistently.
‘When We Were Warriors’ by Emma Carroll will be our main class text for this half term, with which we will develop our retrieval and inference skills. We will also explore extracts from other texts in our Whole Class Guided Reading Sessions.
Letters from the Lighthouse, also by Emma Carroll, will be our class 'Reading for Pleasure' text.
We actively encourage all children to read as much as possible as home. Please help to support our class learning by encouraging your child to read a range of genres reguarly at home. Most children will have a reading book that is provided by school and is part of the school reading scheme. Books should be read each day at home and changed in school once finished. We encourage parents to record their child's reading using School Spider each week so that home reading can be monitored. Everybody is encouraged to have a 'Reading for Pleasure' book that they keep in the tray in school.
Spelling tests will be held weekly (on Mondays). It is important that all children are practising their spelling patterns throughout the week to ensure that they go into their long term memory.
Our topic this half term is 'War Over Time' where we will be focussing on World War II.
Our P.E. day is usually a Friday (although this may sometimes change) and children should come to school in their kit on this day. Throughout September and October, we will be taking part in a swimming lesson every Tuesday morning, so children should bring their swimming kit to school with them. School hoodies and jogging bottoms can be purchased online with school uniform.
Homework will be set on Google Classroom. Work will be set on a Thursday and should be submitted by the following Monday.
Useful websites to support home learning:
We encourage all pupils to access these websites on a weekly (and sometimes daily) basis. If you have difficulty accessing the internet or these websites at home, please let me know and I will arrange a time for your child to access the school's computing suite.
Messages will mainly be sent using School Spider; please turn on notifications for the app so that you are alerted to new messages/emails. I am always happy to discuss any worries, concerns or general queries you may have. Please feel free to send an email or make an appointment through the school office. Matters of a personal/sensitive nature may be sent directly to email@example.com .
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